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Punkaharju - Vuoden retkikohde 2017


Water and amusement park Kesämaa

At the Kesämaa amusement park you can find water slides and pools to suit different tastes and ages. Kesämaa offers plenty to do even if it happens to rain. Enjoy our pedal car park and bumper boats; or why not try canoeing or climbing? Two decked barbecues are also available as well as a spacious area for sunbathing.


Johanna Oras Art Manor

Art Manor Johanna Oras is located in the breathtakingly beautiful Punkaharju ridge area, and invites its visitors on a journey to the fascinating world of art. Magnificent painting and easy-going atmosphere allows you to set your daily troubles aside for a moment and start a mini-adventure with a brush in your hand.
The Summer Atelier located on the Art Manor premises allows visitors to see the artist in her work and see the steps it requires for a painting to come to life – from the first inspiration to applying the finishing touches.
The exhibition reveals how the brand named Johanna Oras started out, and where the monikers renaissance painter, flower painter and teddy bear painter originated from. And how the fine artist Johanna Oras has stayed afloat on the palette for 25 years.
The 2018 Summer Exhibition ”25 years float on the pallette” is open every day from June 17 to August 12.

Hepokatti Barnyard

Hepokatti, with its lively barnyard and cosy café, is just the place to make a leisurely day trip. We are open during the summer season from May to August.

Please check out the opening hours and activities at our website:

Kruunupuisto Spa

In addition to a standard swimming pool, the versatile spa area of Kruunupuisto has warm pools with jets and cascades, a children’s pool and a steam bath area, as well as a cold pool, The spa is open every day around the year.


Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

Lusto is a national museum and a versatile exhibition and culture centre at the heart of the Saimaa lake district and right next to the Punkaharju Conservation Area. Lusto’s exhibitions and events provide a diverse and illustrative insight into the significance of forests in the life of Finns.

Lusto is sure to appeal to visitors of all ages. High-quality Finnish products e.g. utility items, jewellery, toys, games, textiles and postcards are available in the Museum shop. Lusto is open all year round.


Luola Events


The famous, man-made cave complex of Punkaharju, where was held art exhibitions for almost 30 years starting from 1984, finally came back to life 16.6.2018. Holiday Resort Harjun Portti and Keiku Ry (organizer of Puruvesi Pop festival) will be organizing events, concerts and festivals on a regular basis throughout the year in the cave´s Kalliosali concert area. The companies will make the events under the common brand of Luola Events.


Over 5000m2 of caves, total lenght 1,3 km. Rich history and overall millions of visitors in the cave complex throughout the decades. Concert area 30 m underground with sculptures visible reminding of the earlier art exhibitions. The cave complex truly is a unique space for all sorts of events in Punkaharju. There is 1000 seats in the concert area, restaurant business will in start focus to beverage & alcohol sales.

See the programme from Luola Events websites!